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Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind, Purple Workbook

3.33 out of 5
(14 customer reviews)

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From basic through advanced grammar concepts, the Purple Workbook provides clear definitions of rules, repeated examples, and plenty of practice. Step-by-step instructions and regular review help every student succeed.

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The Purple Workbook Key provides not just answers, but clear explanations and guidance. Be sure to buy the color Key that matches your Student Workbook.

Scripted lessons help every parent and teacher be effective and efficient! The Core Instructor Text provides detailed guidance, and is used for multiple years of instruction – a great value!

Product Overview

This workbook, along with the corresponding Answer Key and the required Core Instructor Text, make up Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind: a complete course that takes students from basic definitions through advanced sentence structure and analysis – all the grammar skills needed to write and speak with eloquence and confidence, with the regular review needed for mastery.
There are four Workbooks; they are non-sequential and do not need to be done in a particular order. Each Workbook contains the same rules and examples – but each has completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student's mind.

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Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind, Purple Workbook

From basic through advanced grammar concepts, the Purple Workbook provides clear definitions of rules, repeated examples, and plenty of practice. Step-by-step instructions and regular review help every student succeed.

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind, Key to the Purple Workbook

The Purple Workbook Key provides not just answers, but clear explanations and guidance. Be sure to buy the color Key that matches your Student Workbook.

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind, Core Instructor Text

Scripted lessons help every parent and teacher be effective and efficient! The Core Instructor Text provides detailed guidance, and is used for multiple years of instruction – a great value!

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  1. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful

    2 out of 5

    Jonica Howard

    I rarely leave reviews
    I leave a 2 star review only to draw attention to this flaw because it is such a big deal to me.
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the content, flow, and script.
    BUT
    The key and workbook do not line up!
    The key should be identical to the workbook except for containing the answers.
    The differing pages and format between the two make it very difficult to grade.
    I would go so far as to suggest offering anyone who has the old key to be provided a free download of an updated, more aligned key.

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  2. One person found this helpful

    Question

    Megan

    Hello, how do I determine which of the workbook colors to choose for my 7th grader and my 3rd grader? Is there a chart?
    Also, is there a way to see a few sample pages?
    Thank you!

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    • Answer Desk

      Your 3rd grader will be in the First Language Lessons series. They can start in Level 3 even if they have not had grammar before, as it will review all prior material at a 3rd grade pace.

      Your 7th grader can start in any color workbook, because GftWTM workbooks are cyclical and not sequential.

      Click here for an explanation and example of how the cycle might work.

      Click here to go to our GftWTM YouTube playlist. Video #3 is a really good overview of the program and how it works.

      Yes, you can look at samples! On any product page, look for the illustration of the book to the left, and directly underneath it will say Download Sample or similar. For GftWTM, download the sample for the Red Workbook and the Core Instructor Text, and you will see the first six weeks in full.

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  3. 1 out of 2 people found this helpful

    3 out of 5
    Tough but thorough

    Shelly

    I loved the first language lessons series. My daughter is now 5th grade level so I ordered the purple grammar set, the first 40 lessons were doable but we are now around lesson 60 and there are concepts I’ve never learned nor my mother, and it’s intense and my daughter is melting down every lesson. We stopped for now and will revisit this later because I feel that this curriculum isn’t designed for 5th grade because the material is a huge jump in difficulty. I am disappointed with the curriculum on this end. My daughter is advanced in her skills but this is beyond my knowledge and I did well in grammar and writing in school.

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  4. Sharon Marshall

    Is this geared for 9th grade ?

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  5. Emily Flynn

    Is it possible to get a sample of the workbook? What age/grade levels are they written for?

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  6. Kristin

    Do the workbooks progress in difficulty?

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  7. Alberte

    Can a middle school student successfully complete this program little to no understanding of classical grammar?

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  8. homa80

    Is it OK if I order the Purple Grammar workbook and Answer Key only or do I really need the core instruction book?

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  9. Tiffany Phifer

    what book would I start my 7th grader to use?

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  10. Amber

    How many days a week is this curriculum designed to be used in order to finish in 1 year? (Can we do Grammar twice a week and still finish in a year?)

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Leanna

    I’ve really enjoyed the scope of this workbook and how it uses excerpts from real literature rather than random unrelated sentences. It is easy enough in the beginning for my older elementary children and progresses in difficulty for my child in high school. I see no reason to purchase further books unless a child expressed a desire to major in grammar. This covers all the basics as well as more advanced grammar I have long forgotten as an adult. I also found that it was explained well enough that I didn’t bother purchasing the answer key. (I waited to purchase it to see if I really needed it and I felt I didn’t.)

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  12. Question

    Kimberly B

    Could this be used with a 12 year old who hasn’t had any grammar yet? Or should I do first language lessons 3&4 with him first?

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    • Answer Desk

      It starts at the very beginning, so most students working at a 7th-grade level should be able to jump right in. We don’t expect any middle school student to finish an entire workbook in one year. If you are considering it for the spring semester, 16 weeks would get you through all or most of Basic Grammar (including reviews). Students do not need to grasp every principle thoroughly the first year; they will have the opportunity to review as needed in future years.

      If you are unsure, click on Download a Sample under the product picture; it is extensive and will give you a solid idea of the work expected. Older students that do need a run-through of FLL can go straight to Level 4; it will review all prior topics at a typical fourth-grade pace before moving on to new material.

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    • Answer Desk

      It does start at the beginning, teaching parts of speech, so I think that would work. We do not expect a middle-school student to get through an entire workbook in one year. If you’d like to see an example of how to use a book over more than one year, click here.

      If he doesn’t have a good memory for definitions, I’d probably start with FLL 4 just to get some of that down first. He doesn’t need to do FLL 3, level 4 will cover all prior material and it’s fine for an older student to start with it.

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  13. Question

    Nikki

    Which color do we start with if we are moving to Grammar series?

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    • Press Minion

      You can start with any color! The colors aren’t sequential…they can go in any order, because they reinforce the same concepts each year through repetition, with different exercises/examples.

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